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not spy on anyone except for valid for chris's. -- purposes. we only work within the law. >> cutbacks of food stamps. >> after these cuts, the average benefit per person will be $1.40 per meal. >> if you are looking for good news, try boston. >> this is for you, boston. [applause] >> you guys deserve it. >> the greatest place on earth. >> president obama said it over and over. if you like your insurance plan you could keep it. the health care act will not change that. it turns out that millions of americans who are buying limited coverage are receiving letters after all. the president's response. >> if you're getting one of these letters, shop around in the new marketplace. you will get a better deal. >> the law requires that health insurance now covers hospital, maternity, mental health, and prescription drugs. >> if insurers decide it is a downgrade we said under the law you have to replace them with quality, comprehensive coverage. >> why not tell that to the american people to begin with? >> that is a good question. >> thank you. i thought so. >> you ask a lot of good questions. i
the law is you got to row place them with quality comprehensive coverage. gwen: complicated explanations almost never work in politics. >> the majority of americans feel tricked by the rollout of the president's health care law. we were told if you liked what you had you could keep it. obviously a trick. gwen: the administration, can it dig itself out of its health care hole? >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. gwen: can it justify what appears to be years of widespread exhaustive spying at home and abroad? >> we only spy for valid foreign intelligence purposes as authorized by law with multiple layers of oversight to ensure we don't abuse our authorities. gwen: covering the week, tom gjelten of n.p.r. doyle mcmanus of the "los angeles times." alexis simendinger of realclearpolitics. and karen tumulty of "the washington post." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens, live from our nation's capital this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simpl
federal law enforcement agents should have been working with the authorities of pakistan to arrest him. >> and one really has to ask the question why the government was not able to arrest or even question him. this is islamabad we're talking about. it's the capital of the country. >> population is over a million people. jirga was a real public event. >> it was at a big hotel. it was advertised widely. it was an open event. >> tariq aziz was plainly visible to hundreds and hundreds of people. he talked with reporters. everything about him that the authorities could have wanted to know about his location and about his recent activities were known to the united states. >> it would have been extremely easy for them to approach him, sit down and talk to him or, for that matter, put him in jail. but instead the cia chose to go and kill him without giving him the opportunity to give his side of whatever it is that they thought that he had done. there is no evidence there whatsoever. and they've given him no lawyers, there's no judge and there's no jury. >> our preference is always to capture
for affordable health insurance. >> the governors and state legislators that embraced this law are delivering for their communities. but those elected who are trying to ignore the opportunities presented and continue to throw up roadblocks both here in congress and in state legislators should not now seem surprised that there are significant bumps along the way. this seems to be completely disingenuous. >> reporter: in today's testimony, secretary sebelius didn't address calls by some republicans that she resign. she promised again the website will be fixed by november 30. and she took on the criticism insurance companies are canceling thousands of existing policies despite the president's pledge individuals could keep their plans if they wanted to. in other words, they'd be grandfathered in. >> we outlined the grandfather policy so people could keep their own plans. we then began to implement the other features of the affordable care act. so if someone is buying a brand new policy in the individual market today or last week, they will have consumer protections for the first time. but if, aga
: non-corrupt government? government of laws. >> you know, yes. but much more important, i would say just effective government. because you know, we came, i'm a product of the crises of the 80's. mexico was wiped out of the face of the earth in terms of economic terms from 82 to 88. and those were very difficult years. we went totally broke. and people had basically given up on the country immigrating. so being, coming, having gone through that, which was caused by so badly mistaken government policies in terms of public spending, they spent everything. they put on huge debt. they build massive white elephants. and so they squandered a good part of our oil riches and that's what led us to that decline. >> rose: you're in the sofa business too. >> yes. we have to compete. >> rose: with carlos slim. >> he bought the government monopoly. what they call the ppt the whole thing. they had local phone, long distance phones, mobile phones, all kinds of links. everything was monopolized by the government. and this also was put to sale by salinas. and that was good. but the bad thing was the
's ceo was asked about the new health law and report that says the obama administration knew millions of americans would not be able to keep their insurance plans. >> the only people who can keep their plan indefinitely are people who in the individual and small group market were in that% market before march 23rd, 2010 and over that period from march 2010 until now did not change plans. >> acquisitions that the white house misled people to believe they could keep insurance plans and the website resulted in heated questions on capitol hill today about what went wrong and who is to blame. bertha coombs has more. >> reporter: mike was surprised when anthem blue cross notified him the family health plan would no longer before offered. >> the primary reason they said is there is ten or 11 components that every plan has to carry. >> reporter: the retierped executive say as comparable plan on healthcare.gov will cost twice as much 140 0 a month. >> i was shocked to find out my plan was being cancelled and not compliant and my shock, i guess, kind of turned maybe to anger. >> reporter: there
, for instance, have to get yeah or nay from the senate foreign relations committee. it's a quirk in the law. not the whole senate but the foreign relations committee. the senators, the two leading senators, chairman robert mendez-- a democrat-- and bob corker of tennessee-- the republican-- and many others, senator mccain who you saw interviewed this week, all believe that maliki's exacerbating his problems but alienating the sunnis. they do things like go into sunni neighborhoods and round up 500 young men in the name of fighting terrorism and one american official told them "you're making the same mistakes we made in iraq early on, we create more terrorists." they're concerned about allowing iranian overflights of material and weapons to assad's forces in syria and finally they are very concerned that any counterterrorism or weapons they give, maliki could use to repress his own people because they have cracked down on a lot of protesters. so the white house -- let me just say briefly-- sees all that but they are most concerned about this absolutely volatile situation along that border be
trial began in milwaukee today on wisconsin's voter i.d. law. it's the latest flashpoint in a nationwide battle over such measures. the wisconsin law requires a driver's license or other photo i.d. to vote. republicans say it targets fraud. democrats argue the law discriminates because the poor and minorities are less likely to have such i.d.s. wall street opened the week with a relatively calm day. the dow jones industrial average gained 23 points to close at 15,639. the nasdaq rose 14 points. to still ahead on the newshour, the largest penalty ever for insider trading on wall street. egypt's ousted president morsi's defiant day in court. what it's like to support a family of seven on $8 an hour. taxing marijuana in colorado and other initiatives on the ballot tomorrow. >> plus a trov of 1500 paintings looted by the nazis found in a munich apartment. >> ifill: today's insider trading plea by the hedge fund, s.a.c. capital advisers, was notable not just for its financial penalty but also for the prosecutors' pursuit of criminal charges against the firm. jeffrey brown takes a deeper look
was given all the rights to defend himself, same with morsi, same with mubarak. nobody is above the law. >> a human rights campaigner says the trial is part of a campaign against the muslim brotherhood. >> there is a massive crackdown against the muslim brotherhood, and many of their senior and middle rank leaders are already detained without charges. there is a worrying pattern, targeting the brotherhood. met with tearers gas in downtown cairo today. the brotherhood is now banned. the former president is facing what looks like justice. >> there were protests in iran today, where demonstrators took to the streets with a familiar refrain. there are demonstrations every year that marked the anniversary of the siege, but these are the biggest in decades. tens of thousands of supporters of hardliners rallied to spew alsool on the u.s., but proposed negotiations with the west. >> there are protests every year on this anniversary. why were these ones so much bigger? is, theimple reason hardliners have been calling for a massive show of support. there is a conservative some would consider a ha
to explain how, as he sees it, the u.s. intelligence agencies broke the law. and mr. snowden is looking at how he might move from russia to germany. you can imagine traveling to germany, provided there is a guarantee he could stay here for another country -- or another country and be safe there. that means legally speaking, safe passage followed by asylum. visa to stay in russia expires next june. if it is not extended, the fugitive has a problem. if he leaves russia, the visa becomes invalid and he cannot return. in berlin, the american ambassador to germany has been saying that his embassy is not a nest of espionage, as some german media have labeled it. >> what we have on our rooftop bar some electronic equipment. we like you, like the rooftop of this building i am in, or in the communication business. we communicate with other embassies around the world. we communicate back in washington. we have satellite dishes. we receive telecommunications and other kinds of key medications. and so i would not get too excited about these articles that there is all sorts of electronics in the emb
for valid foreign intelligence purposes and we'll may work within the law. >> angela merkel would very much like to know why the united states has been monitoring her cell phone calls, perhaps this will. invaluable to us to know where countries are coming from, what their policies are, how that would impact us across a whole range of issues. >> or maybe this defense of the program would go down better in berlin. >> it is much more important for our country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. >> this leads to a lot of red faces in the white house. it's not clear what president obama knew about the surveillance of foreign leaders, but it is awkward and may even force a change in policy. >> we give them policy direction but what we've seen over the last two years is the capacity continues to develop and expand which is why i'm initiating a review now to make sure that was a are able to do does not necessarily mean it is what they should be doing. >> washington's defense of the surveillance program is
as the president argues the law is really a good thing, but what does the affordable care act mean if you're covered under an employer plan? >>> pops and drops, stocks, bonds, gold and the dollar all on the move after the fed said it will keep the stimulus in place. but is it what the central bank didn't say that really drove the market? >> facebook, the social network reports strong profits and the stock jumps, what investors need to know about facebook's financials. all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for wednesday, october 30th. >>> good evening everyone. we begin with president obama on the defensive speaking from boston, the president tried to drum up support for the troubled health care program. he chose samuel hall where a massachusetts health care plan was signed into law seven years ago and considered a successful template for the president's own affordable care act. he admitted to problems with his health care website and that people are getting cancellations notices, but he said giving people health care should be a no brainer. shifting blame for cancelled po
ways, it is. it's a legal kickback. there's nothing against the law about it. but it is a sort of "you scratch my back, i'll scratch yours" kind of arrangement. "if you sell our funds, "you will get a portion of the revenue we earn from selling them through you." >> this is a kind of sub-rosa part of this industry, and there's not a lot of information about it. but the fact of the matter is, as far as i know, those kind of payments to brokers for distributing your shares has simply become part of the system. you know, the brokers are getting a little religion here. they're saying, "why should i distribute your funds unless you pay me to? "you get these big management fees. "i want some of it. "you're getting plenty. give me some." >> smith: the problem is that these fees are not paid by the fund company. the bill is passed to you and me. here it is, buried deep in my 401(k) plan documents. it took me about an hour to find the reference. do you think the industry could do a better job of making people aware of the effective fees on their savings? >> i think we could make people aware of
of congress took fresh aim at the new health care law today. the house ways and means committee called in the head of the centers for medicare and medicaid services, who accepted responsibility for some of the problems with the health care web site. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use let thot shop sand enroll in health care coverage, i want to apologize to you that the web sipt has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: at the outset, health program administrateor marilyn tavier acknowledged the problems with the web site that launched october 1. but she ran into skeptics over the administration's new timeline to fix the computer access roadblocks by the end of november. >> you've had nearly four years to get it ready, now you're saying in four weeks more it will be great. so what's different? why should anyone believe these claims? >> because i think we have identified two major problems: one had to do with the initial volume and despite our best volume projections, we underestimated t
. >> obamacare was signed into law 1002 hundred 56 days ago. since then there have been use their problem after user problem after user problem. >> they demanded to know who is to blame. >> who is responsible for overseeing this project? is it you or your designee? >> hold me accountable. im responsible. >> -- i am responsible. >> it will take strong presidential leadership to fix the existing problems. >> for more on political fallout, i am joined by a white house reporter for the liquor co.. is it too early to say whether this is going to be a success, in thet a disaster making? >> i think it is too early to say. there is a lot. the website problems were extraordinarily embarrassing for them. it is a structural problem for can fixram, but if they that that is a big problem off their plate. there is up evil in that market and build -- inability -- there al in thel -- upheav market. it is millions of people seeing their policies change. accept if people finally they will have a new health insurance plan, how much has this damage resident obama's credibility with the -- president obama's credib
that it would be absolutely unbearable for us if german law was broken on german ground. now it turns out that this was the case. >> reporter: which made it nearly certain that the fallout is far from over and that difficult talks lie ahead. to that end a delegation of u.s. lawmakers plans to journey to brussels soon. >> ifill: we'll have more on how intelligence-gathering is fraying relations with u.s. allies, right after the news summary. penn state university will pay nearly $60 million to 26 men over claims they were sexually abused as children. former assistant football coach jerry sandusky was convicted last year of abusing ten boys. they are among those settled with the university today. we'll have more on the payouts and what led to them later in the program. a federal judge in texas struck down a new state restriction on abortion clinics today, one day before it was scheduled to take effect. the rule requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. opponents said that would force dozens of clinics to close. another provision-- banning abortions after 20 weeks--
the procedures that were in place, according to the justice department. we were in compliance with the law, etcetera. i guess my basic view was i needed to push as far as i could, staying short violating any law to collect as much information. >> rose: are you sure you didn't violate any law? >> according to the lawyers we dealt with, we certainly did not. >> rose: what kind of lawyers were they, though. they were inkleined to see it your way going in. these were people working for you. >> no, these were people working in the justice community, many with careers. the office of the legal counsel is where you go -- >> rose: nobody said in all that took place, nobody said hey, we're up against the line here and we have to staunch because we may go over the line. >> well, there was extensive debate internally among the lawyers between the agency and the lawyers. i had been, i was on the iran contra committee and we had a situation there where the question was whether or not anything was violated giving proceeds to the contras. in that case some were hung out to dry because when the balloon
and political clout for years now. >> well, we would all hope that president obama would've supported labor law reform. because we have the most -- >> he said he would in the campaign. >> right, we have the most pro-management federal labor laws of any country in the world. and the labor movement has suffered as a result of that. but only a few weeks ago in a suburb -- a rural suburb of atlanta, in dekalb county, 500 sanitation workers signed a contract with the county through the representation of the teamsters union. 500 garbage workers now have a union voice that they didn't have two months ago. and that is a sign that the labor movement, it's not thriving. but there are lots of experiments and initiatives happening all over the country. that one day strike in cities around the country by fast food workers a couple of months ago -- and the growing -- activism among wal-mart workers who are taking on the biggest corporation in the world and saying, "we're not going to take poverty wages anymore," those things are signs that the labor movement is starting to stand up and be counted and i've be
were purchased from the supplier. the laws of supply and demand and some of the components that determine drug prices. we also asked target why it would charge $455 for my mom's cancer drug. if it would apparently be willing to match the much lower price of $11. in an e-mailed statement, target didn't answer the question directly. only saying factors that impact prices include, a guest insurance plan, price changes from manufacturers and the guest deductible's in response to the "consumer reports" survey last spring, cvs said in a statement, random price check of only five drugs is too small to draw meaningful conclusions about when pharmacies offer the best overall value for customers. so if the face of all this, how can consumers find the best prices for generic drupgs? no federal agency keeps track of all the retail prices and state resources are limited. so others stepped in. new websites to help consumers compare drug prices launched including good rx, foe counseleded by doug hur heirsch. he came up with his own plan after he found wildly different prices for his gener
and dreams and all of this kind of stuff and wondering if the law was going to be our ticket to where we wanted to go. >> rose: in mississippi. >> that, politics, but just the daily grind of trying to eke out a living in a small town street lawyer. it is tough. not just in the south, all over america, there is competition, as i said the competition is pretty fierce. >> rose: what was he like? what did he think? what made him mad? you know, -- >> >> rose: loyal to his wife. >> oh, yeah, oh, yeah, in a very honest, upstanding guy who might funnel a little bit on the rules because the other guys are fudging but not much. ethical, honest, a big dreamer, wants something bigger, he wants to be a trial lawyer, wanting a big trial, a big high profile, big dream -- >> rose: you are talking about a big case where everybody is watching. >> and he got it. he got it. that's what i wanted to do. never got that far. >> rose: you wanted -- >> also about halfway through that career, i got the bug to write, and so i was still about 30 years old when i got this bug to write what became a time to kill. >>
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